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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Education Objectives and Outcomes

Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Adopted: April 29, 1998, Revised: May 19, 2006, October 14, 2006, and December 1, 2011
Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Program are expected within a few years of graduation to have

PE01. Established themselves as practicing professionals or engaged in advanced study in an engineering or related area and

PEO2. Demonstrated their ability to work successfully as a member of a professional team and function effectively as responsible professionals.

Mechanical Engineering Student Outcomes

Adopted: November 3, 2000, Revised: December 1, 2011

The eleven Mechanical Engineering graduates will have

SO-a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;

SO-b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;

SO-c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;

SO-d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;

SO-e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;

SO-f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;

SO-g. An ability to communicate effectively;

SO-h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;

SO-i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;

SO-j. A knowledge of contemporary issues; and

SO-k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

The eleven Mechanical Engineering Student Outcomes given above completely encapsulate the eleven general EAC Criterion 3 Student Outcomes. They are published on the COES website at http://www.latech.edu/coes/mechanical-engineering/objectives-and-outcomes.shtml, and on posters on the main floors of Bogard Hall and Nethken Hall. They are also regularly included in PowerPoint presentations to students in classes and professional society meetings.